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Are coffee filters biodegradable?


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2013-09-05 03:23:08
2013-09-05 03:23:08

Well you can find biodegradable ones online if you search on google. Most coffee filters are paper. They are light paper, so they will biodegrade.

In fact, using biodegradable filters (or filter paper) removes a substance called cafestol, a cholesterol-elevating substance. You can read more on the link below.

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